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Search for a star starts with talent flooding inBy Laura Herbert
July 15, 2008
The search to find the hottest talent in Reading has got off to a flying start with the first few online auditions sent in from the stars of the future.
Entries for the Has Reading Got Talent? competition, organised by Broad Street Mall and Reading 107fm and supported by the Evening Post, have been flooding in with everyone keen to scoop the £1,000 prize.
Among them is Brigitta Ban, 26, from West Reading who sent in the first video link of her rendition of R&B and pop icon Rihanna’s Take A Bow, after workmates egged her on to share her talent (scroll down to see her video).
Joining her at auditions will be 13-year-old Jonny Stevens from Ruscombe with a spectacular juggling act he has perfected after training with a circus group and taking juggling classes since he was 11.
Also hoping to impress the judges with her talent is 13-year-old Maria Owino from Central Reading who will be performing on stage at her audition next month.
But some contestants are no strangers to the stage – like 42-year-old Kim Halliday from Bracknell, who is set to appear on Saturday night’s episode of Who Dares Sings, where she stands a chance of winning £50,000 after successfully auditioning earlier this year.
There is also Kieran Collier from Central Reading who will be taking the lead in the dance category with his breakdancing, while Miles Westwood, 13, from Woodley, is hoping to wow the crowd with his singing abilities after recently auditioning for the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent.
And 36-year-old Matt Willis of Caversham will be showing off his keyboard skills after making it to the final 170 acts in the last series of Britain’s Got Talent.
But if you think you can do better than these acts, why not sign up for an audition and perform in front of a judging panel including representatives from Reading 107fm, Broad Street Mall and the Evening Post with the chance of winning £1,000 and to be put in touch with a talent scout?
Listen to Brigitta Ban:
Auditions start on Wednesday, July 30, between 10am and 4pm at Broad Street Mall and every Wednesday and Saturday at the shopping centre during August.
All performers will have around two minutes to impress the judges with their act, with a selection of auditions to be shown on the Evening Post website www.getreading.co.uk.
To secure your place at auditions log on to www.reading107fm.com or call Angie at Reading 107fm on (0118) 945 0814.
To share your talent, email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload your You Tube video and send us the link.
All videos should be no longer than two minutes and in WMV format.